Lots of the Helsby legs in action this last week
Phil and Jimmy were at the Boars Head Hill Race last Wednesday, their escapade also caught on video here.
Results for Boars Head Hill Race here
18th Jim O’Hara 52.38
105th Phil Gillard 65.16
Geoff, Janet Shaw and Janet Robertson were at the Bowden 5k on Thursday night, full results here
103rd Geoff Shaw 21.46
125th Janet Robertson 22.38
167th Janet Shaw 26.25
Also on Thursday was the approx 5 mile Deeside Multi-terrain race with lots of rain and mud to make things interesting. Sixty nine runners out so the weather did deter a few. This was the first race in a series of four with Jayne Joy running brilliantly for her 3rd win in her last three races! Adair was 3rd.
Full results should appear here shortly
3rd Adair Broughton 32.24
12th Jayne Joy 35.57 (1st Lady)
Saturday saw Jane Ashbrook swoop to a category position win in the Abersoch 10k, results available from TDL. Also out in a rare Helsby outing was Trevor Murphy (whose daughter was 3rd lady overall). Good effort on what is a hilly course and a windy day and the final mile along the beach.
68th Jane Ashbrook 41.06
209th Trevor Murphy 48.30
Chris Baynham-Hughes put a shift in on Saturday for the shortened Welsh 1000m’s with a brilliant 20th place in just over 4 hours
Chris in action here:
Full Results here: http://www.welsh1000m.org/Results%202012.pdf
You don’t need a ferry to cross the Mersey
Sunday saw our 5th Road Counter of the season with Helsby runners meeting for the start in Liverpool City Centre to run through the Wallasey tunnel to Birkenhead then along the promenade to New Brighton.
This was a big event with over 2600 runners but weather was kind on the day to help steer Helsby runners to many impressive performances, none more so than Colin Thompson smashing the 40 (and 39) minute barrier and knocking over a minute off his PB. Adrian, as determined as ever, knocked four minutes from his time last year to achieve a PB. John Thompson also gained a PB with nearly 20 seconds from his and Roy Gaskill also! Alison ran a stormer for 1st in her category as did John Gallon for 2nd in his, impressive stuff.
Let me know if I have missed your PB’s as I can always update the blog article at a later date.
Full Results here
Helsby positions and times as below, chip time used. (A couple of names I don’t recognise!)
17th Adair Broughton 36.28
42nd Colin Thompson 38.57 (PB)
90th Roy Gaskill 40.44 (PB)
190th Adrian Jackson 42.45 (PB)
226th Geoff Shaw 44.21
438th John Thompson 48.21 (PB)
450th Tom De Jong 48.41
616th Chris Igoe 49.37
690th Peter Causton 50.11
864th Alison Meakin 52.59 (1st in category)
943rd John Gallon 53.02 (2nd in category)
1118th Janet Shaw 55.59
2521st Nichola Evans 1.18.48
Phil Gillard also did the Knowl Hill Fell race on Sunday. Results and photos here
83rd Phil Gillard 1.06.27
Track training tonight at Helsby High School for those who need some light relief after watching (or instead of) England against France. Session starts 6.30pm
Tuesday night is a great race at Maeshafn (near Loggerheads) called ‘Trail Race up the Beast’. Don’t let the name put you off. The beast is just a mound of earth really. It’s less than 5 miles but does include 1500ft climb (ok so it’s a decent size mound of earth). Race starts near the Miners Arms, heads through some woods, round a quarry, back through the woods. Good race for those wanting to test their hill legs or experience what hill/fell running is about. Always a nice laid back atmosphere at this one. Start time is 7.15pm so I’d suggest leaving the club 6.00pm at the latest although if you are car sharing please make sure someone else will be there as I’ll be heading from work or home to this one
Other details here http://www.wfra.me.uk/index.htm
If I don’t see you at track or out beasting then good luck at the club handicap!